Linked Questions

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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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5answers
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How do I write a good title?

A good title helps your question get the attention it deserves. What goes into a good title? Return to FAQ index
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Would the Stack Exchange network be better if titles contained complete, grammatical questions?

We have had quite a few discussions here in the past of whether titles should be phrased as complete questions. For example: Should question titles be phrased as questions? (A straw poll) What's in a ...
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I've found a particular set of “question”s with bad titles; how should I proceed?

I saw a question on the front page of Stack Overflow that had a title that intrigued me. If you search for a keyword: question you will find a set of what I would consider poorly titled. You see, ...
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4answers
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Is “made title a question” a valid reason for submitting an edit?

I'm kind of curious; if I see a question with a title like this: How to x y and z Is making the title a question a valid reason for editing it?
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What is jeopardy compliance?

Somebody edited this post of mine with the revision remark of "Jeopardy compliance". I tried to find what this is, but I have had no luck.
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Is it possible to rename the “Title” field to “Question” on the “Ask Question” form?

I have noticed that the most useful questions are concise. IMHO, users should be encouraged to fit their questions into the title of the post (when possible), rather than typing a 'thing' in the title....
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2answers
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Many of the new questions aren't questions. Why the sudden change on stackoverflow.com?

In the past few weeks on stackoverflow, the new top questions aren't questions at all. Some examples, quoted exactly: Rebranding android 1.6 Im Having a problem with Jquery's fade animation Logging ...
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Change the Ask Question page's field labels to “Question” and “Detail”

Inspired by: Better titles for questions? Some tips on grammatical editing to make the site look better. His followup: Would the Stack Exchange network be better if titles contained complete, ...
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What about checking for a question mark in the post title on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Been on Stack Overflow for a while now. I noticed that the post titles that are in the form of a question are usually much clearer than the ones that are not. I think it's because it forces you to ...
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Should we ask questions with duplicate question titles?

When I search for a solution, there is an exact question title but the user may ask a different question related to his/her own problem and that wouldn't solve ours. For example: How to detect OS ...